Chaotic Calm

Random Musings of a Restless Soul

25 words Fiction

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Hiding away in tiny corner of her room, she shivered in fear. Gun sounded like fireworks. Army of drones were close. Wings had brought death!

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The earth looked so far away. ISS had done what therapy couldn’t. She had moved far away from the vehement violence. Wings had brought freedom!

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Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

- Crazy ones – Steve Jobs

A need to Connect

You ever wondered if there’s somebody out there exactly like you?

A twin or a doppelganger?

The world’s always been fascinated by them.

In ancient times, doubleness was seen as a manifestation of the supernatural, an invention of the gods.

Twins have been invaluable in neuroscience because studying them gives us insight into how environmental behavior and genetics affect things like brain aging or addiction.

But twin stories touch us on a much deeper level.

Why is that?

Are we looking for a more perfect version of ourselves, the person we wish we were…
Or someone to share our consuming passions?

Maybe we’re looking for a soul mate, someone to complete our lives.

Whatever its genesis, the desire for a twin is an expression of our need to connect.

Because in this vast and sometimes overwhelming universe, only our relationships with other people can help us not to feel so… alone.

Liam Neeson Rocks

Oh, this man is like fine wine, getting better with age.  And his sense of humor is awesome!

oh n btw, this is awesome voice mail greeting msg –

I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you’re looking for Liam Neeson, I can tell you he’s not here. But what is here is a very specific set of equipment. Equipment that I have acquired from a long and hard trip to the phone store. If you hang up now, that will be the end of it; I will not trace you, I will not look you up. But if you leave a message at the tone, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will call you back.

I am so close, I may look distant.
So completely mixed with you, I may look separate.
So out in the open, I appear hidden.
So silent, because I am constantly talking with you.

- Duality – Rumi

8 steps to Happiness

In words of Mark Pilgrim…

1. Stop buying stuff you don’t need
2. Pay off all your credit cards
3. Get rid of all the stuff that doesn’t fit in your house/apartment (storage lockers, etc.)
4. Get rid of all the stuff that doesn’t fit on the first floor of your house (attic, garage, etc.)
5. Get rid of all the stuff that doesn’t fit in one room of your house
6. Get rid of all the stuff that doesn’t fit in a suitcase
7. Get rid of all the stuff that doesn’t fit in a backpack
8. Get rid of the backpack

I don’t know if I’m capable to do number 1 on the list yet. Though I understand what the steps mean. They all take you to detachment. That’s the word. Said by our sages and saints over and over again.

“Detachment”.